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Customs Law Committee

Customs Law Committee

About the Committee

This committee is concerned with the full range of laws and regulations administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in connection with the importation and exportation of merchandise. These laws and regulations relate to such topics as: valuation and classification of merchandise, penalties and liquidated damages, free trade agreements, duty preference programs, duty drawback, foreign trade zones, bonded warehouses, temporary imports, quotas, intellectual property rights, country of origin determination, record-keeping requirements, and entry eligibility requirements. The committee also focuses on voluntary programs established by CBP, as well as enforcement initiatives and developments. In addition, the committee is involved with international harmonization efforts, and the comparative operations and regulations of Customs agencies outside of the United States.

*If you are interested in volunteering or assisting with the Committee’s activities throughout the year, please contact one of the Committee's co-chairs, Leslie Alan Glick and Greg Kanargelidis, or one of the vice chairs responsible for your area of interest:

Programs, Meetings & Events

Section Events

    “CAS”: The “Supreme Court of Sports” at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics

    08/30/2016-08/30/2016

    The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio captured the attention of the world and also spawned a record-setting number of high-profile disputes involving athletes from countries around the globe, competing in a broad range of Olympic events. Nicknamed the Supreme Court of Sport, the Court of Arbitration for ...

    The Impact of TPP on NAFTA.

    09/14/2016-09/14/2016

    Proponents of the TPP state that it will deepen the economic relations between NAFTA countries. The Obama Administration argues that NAFTA is strengthened because it expressly addresses workers rights and environmental issues, and imposes trade sanctions for violations. The TPP also addresses ...

    International Employment Hurdles: Payroll Tax Played Out.

    09/30/2016-09/30/2016

    This program will discuss the international component of payroll and employment tax. The discussion will entail the background of the tax and the implications of such a tax on employers and employees. The program will address double taxation, mutual agreements and treaties, retirement and old age insurance, ...

Leadership

Co-Chairs:

Glick, Leslie
Kanargelidis, Gregory
Message From The Chair

Vice-Chairs:

Diaz, Jennifer
Joiner, Jamie
Patari, Shama
Quinter, Peter
Rodriguez, Rebecca
Skinner, Christoper
Thorson, Maureen

Committee Roster  

Modified by Shama Patari on April 4, 2016

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